Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Choice: A Review

The Choice

Every time we make a choice, it impacts not only us but those around us and even some we never meet. An unwanted pregnancy is no exception. Seventeen year old Sandy is blindsided by her unwanted and unexpected pregnancy. Popular cheerleader and girlfriend to a star football player, Sandy has everything to lose. With the newly passed Roe vs. Wade, Sandy’s boyfriend promises her a life of love if she’ll just abort the baby. Her parents want her to leave town to give the baby up for adoption. Sandy’s decision will impact many lives. Will she be able to live with the results?
Split into two sections: Sandy’s life at age 17 when she makes the choice and 30 plus years later as she sees the results of her actions, this novel may be my favorite by Robert Whitlow. It’s hard to talk about the book without giving away the plot too much, but I will say that readers will love Sandy. She’s the typical teen who cares about boys and friends, and watching her grow into a caring woman who puts others before herself makes her one of the best characters I’ve read in a while. 
Whitlow does a great job capturing the emotion of a unexpected pregnancy, and this is a tale that will capture reader’s hearts and leave them thinking about life and its choices long after they close the book.
I received this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

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